Former Senator who represented Kogi West at the red chamber of the National Assembly, Dino Melaye has given reasons he chose not to support Senator Bukoala Saraki.
The Kogi born senator has disclosed why he supported the presidential ambition of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, instead of ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki who happens to be his close ally.
Melaye posited that he opted for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar because he knew he would win the 2023 presidential election with a landslide victory.
Melaye made his position known when featuring on TVC’s current Affairs programme Journalist Hangout, adding that Atiku has got the qualities to unite Nigeria.
The former lawmaker insisted that he supported Saraki 100 per cent while he was with him.
According to Melaye, he never switched from Saraki because they still see each other.
He said: “I did not switch support from Saraki to Atiku. I was 100 per cent with Saraki when I was with him. I have no problem with Saraki, I still saw him this morning and we both laughed together.
“I chose Atiku this time because I have to stay with the known to the unknown. At this time, we need a unifier, who can unite Nigeria. One who cannot be seen as a Muslim, or Christian.
“Atiku is a popular person whose name is known in Nigeria. So, I moved from unknown to known. So, I did not switch support but support the man who can make Nigeria great.”
TheNewsGuru.com reports that Atiku clinched the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket during the party’s convention held on Saturday May 28th in Abuja